Stories for August 2003

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Friday, August 29

Senator scores winning pitch for stadium bill

A legislative plan to site a major league baseball stadium in Portland has struck out with Rep. Patti Smith, but received a winning pitch from Sen. Rick Metsger.

Pear picture ‘looking good’ around valley

By ERIK HIDLE

Supply drive ‘fills a hole’ for local kids

Sixty Hood River County students will begin school on Tuesday with new backpacks full of supplies, thanks to a school supply drive spearheaded by the Hood River County School District and Salvation Army.

Getting her kicks

Hood River soccer product settling in nicely at University of Portland

Hood River soccer product settling in nicely at University of Portland

Indonesia Makassar voyage lures intrepid Hood River traveler

JP Harrison takes a ride on the ‘Valkyrie’

JP Harrison takes a ride on the ‘Valkyrie’

School resumes on Tuesday

The 2003-04 Hood River County School District starts classes Sept. 2, with a new superintendent and new paint, paving and other improvements throughout its facilities. A new paint job at Hood River Valley High School, done this week, is among the more prominent upgrades in the district.

Waterfront decisions require a look at all the numbers

Another Voice

Another Voice

HRV football teams tune up at jamboree

The 2003 high-school football season is less than one week away, and excitement is high in the Hood River Valley High School locker room.

Only the strong survive Hood to Coast

Sports commentary

Sports commentary

Best of luck to new college athletes

"Inside Pitch" -- sports commentary

"Inside Pitch" -- sports commentary

County drafts plan to protect streams

Hood River County has drafted a plan to protect riparian areas along fish-bearing waterways with minimal regulation of private property.

CL case centers on civil rights

DA Sewell says charges hold up; Bates family asks help from ACLU

DA Sewell says charges hold up; Bates family asks help from ACLU

Tuesday, August 26

Sports briefs

Gorman wins division at Beacon Rock

Wal-Mart can enhance the local commercial scene

Another Voice

Another Voice

Knowles wins HRWGA championship

From staff reports

Letters - August 27

Fine, thanks

The art of kiting

News photographer Jim Semlor takes kiteboarding imagery to a new extreme

News photographer Jim Semlor takes kiteboarding imagery to a new extreme

HR Green moves to 2-0 with big win

From staff reports

Calm wind welcome at fly-in

After Friday’s stormy threats, the weekend’s calm was a welcome surprise to local airplane enthusiasts. The wind sports’ loss was the aviators’ gain, resulting in a good turnout for Hood River’s 6th Airport Days Fly-In.

United Way strikes deal on poster printing

Portland Area United Way to use Hood River children’s art

Portland Area United Way to use Hood River children’s art

Metsger, Smith show split over tax issues

Smith votes against proposed increase in income taxes

Smith votes against proposed increase in income taxes

Full Sail presents packages featuring local artwork

Full Sail Brewing Company has released its new product packaging featuring local sports action and scenic photography showcasing the excitement and beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Full Sail’s vibrant new look will be available in stores this month.

Sticking together

HRV lacrosse stars Munk, Shypertt to join forces this year at NDNU

HRV lacrosse stars Munk, Shypertt to join forces this year at NDNU

Thursday brings finale of ‘Families’

The 4th Thursday of Sprint Families in the Park will bring the 70’s back to life with the Satin Love Orchestra on Aug. 28 in Jackson Park in Hood River. SLO is a ten piece disco/funk group that produces as much adrenaline as any party animal can stand. Their appearance is nothing short of stunning, with a metallic 70’s-inspired wardrobe. They bring the sounds of the 70’s back with style. KC and Sunshine Band, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Commodores, Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, and the Bee Gees are just some of their specialties. They do for the 70’s what Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts do for the 50’s.

Ribbits splashes grand opening with discounts

If you are looking for an affordable gift, the new owners of Ribbits invite you to leap down to the Oak Street Mall.

Parker becomes new Sternwheeler captain

The Columbia Gorge’s first woman captain is no newcomer to the 20-year-old vessel

The Columbia Gorge’s first woman captain is no newcomer to the 20-year-old vessel

Crash landing surprises air show

No one injured as plane falls through trees

No one injured as plane falls through trees

Obituaries - August 27

Milton Baum

Monday, August 25

Granny D: reward the good, and change will come

Wearing her trademark straw hat and looking for all the world like a sweet little old lady, Doris Haddock, or Granny D as she is more widely known, is a force to be reckoned with.

Gorge Commission begins air quality study

The Columbia River Gorge Commission approved a revised work plan for studying Air Quality in the Gorge last week. This approval kicks off a two-year study of the composition and sources of air pollution in the Gorge, according to a Commission press release.

Obituaries - August 20

Brian Findlay

Obituaries - August 23

Harry Iwatsuki

Letters - August 20

Fair on front

Port Commission promotes ‘short term’ gains on waterfront

Another Voice

Another Voice

Letters - August 23

Muchas gracias

HR School Board upholds Sept. 2 as opening day

The 2003-04 school year will begin, as planned, on Sept. 2, though the Hood River County School District Board of Directors came within one vote of delaying opening by four days.

Friday, August 22

New Meadows halfpipe gains approval

Excavation work begins on in-ground pipe at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

Excavation work begins on in-ground pipe at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

Roberts wins Indian Creek title

Darlene Roberts found herself in a familiar place after the Aug. 14-15 Indian Creek women’s Club Championship: On top.

Port turns down waterfront offer

Commission stays with developer to put together mixed-use plan

Commission stays with developer to put together mixed-use plan

Cook completes Gorge Cup run

Local windsurfing upstart has title locked up with two races remaining

Local windsurfing upstart has title locked up with two races remaining

Citizens object to new ballot measures

Yet another group of citizen activists forms to fight measures put forth by citizen activists

Yet another group of citizen activists forms to fight measures put forth by citizen activists

'Two thumbs up': Cardinal welcomed

Politicians, local officials and citizens turn out for the groundbreaking of the Cardinal Glass plant in Odell

Politicians, local officials and citizens turn out for the groundbreaking of the Cardinal Glass plant in Odell

Mosier prepares to open charter school

Mosier community members have created the first Charter School in the Gorge. The board of directors and Administration leader Carole Schmidt, hope to create one of the best primary learning centers in the Gorge, according to Schmidt.

Better Homes & Gardens picks the McCurdys

Magazine features local orcharding family

Magazine features local orcharding family

Wednesday, August 20

Full weekend of music at Savino's Loungs

When Stephen Ashbrook was getting ready to produce his latest album, he went to meeting after meeting with record executives who were excited about his music and were interested in signing him on.

Moses Guest, Jesus Presley at Saloon

Formed in 1995, and named after founder Graham Guest's fifth generation grandfather, Moses Guest is a Texas-based, Southern rock band that has just enough pop, jazz, funk, and country in its veins to appeal to audiences of all ages and origins. Moses Guest plays at the River City Saloon on Thursday evening. Music begins at 10 p.m.

Keep looking for long-term solutions to waterfront

Another Voice

Another Voice

Tuesday, August 19

Granny D: reward the good, and change will come

Doris Haddock, 93, brings her message of activism to Hood River

Doris Haddock, 93, brings her message of activism to Hood River

HR teams pack punch in openers

Green, Purple and Blue each post victories to start youth football season

Green, Purple and Blue each post victories to start youth football season

Truck dedicated to fallen Odell fireman

John Hazlett honored at weekend ceremony

John Hazlett honored at weekend ceremony

$3.6 million pipeline will help restore native fish habitat

ODELL — With help from the Hood River watershed council, the East Fork Irrigation District has brought together diverse partners for the first phase of a large pipeline project that will eliminate fish habitat problems associated with a 100-year-old irrigation delivery system.

HR School Board upholds Sept. 2 as opening day

School will start on schedule the day after Labor Day

School will start on schedule the day after Labor Day

Piper flight path comes to Hood River

Retired minister Bob Neiman gets a model of the plane he learned to fly in

Retired minister Bob Neiman gets a model of the plane he learned to fly in

Arts center: Big kickoff for a 'Yes' Project

More than 300 people turn out for the inaugural gala at the future Columbia Center for the Arts

More than 300 people turn out for the inaugural gala at the future Columbia Center for the Arts

Founder's Cup raises record numbers in 4th year

Saturday's scramble at Indian Creek raises $16,000 for CGCC scholarship fund

Saturday's scramble at Indian Creek raises $16,000 for CGCC scholarship fund

Model airplanes keep flying veteran Jack Dunn airborne

Jack Dunn feels most at home in the air.

Friday, August 15

Tonight’s ‘Art & Soul’ gala helps arts center

The Art & Soul gala happens tonight at the soon-to-be Columbia Center for the Arts, 3rd and Cascade streets in Hood River. From 6 to 11 p.m., the public will get a preview of what’s to come at the future arts center.

New-fashioned family fun

Ski Bowl Summer Action Park not your average amusement park

Ski Bowl Summer Action Park not your average amusement park

CGCC site in Hood River delayed over financing

State funding uncertainties put CGCC branch plans on hold

State funding uncertainties put CGCC branch plans on hold

Gorge Cup event today at Hood River Event Site

The Gorge Cup Windsurfing Series will complete its summer-long run this weekend with the biggest race of the season.

All Aboard for‘Capt. Conner’

Kids learn teamwork while sailing the Columbia River

Kids learn teamwork while sailing the Columbia River

State officials join Odell ceremony

Construction is underway on the new Cardinal IG (Insulating Glass) plant in the mid-valley — and Gov. Ted Kulongoski is joining Hood River County in a celebration.

Lloyd twins celebrate anniversary of first summit on Mt. Adams

By ERIK HIDLE

Hood to Coast Relay to take place next weekend

Listen up, all you round-the-clock relay racers. It’s Hood To Coast time again!

Scouts find bones that could match human skull

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office believes that human bones found on Mt. Hood this week will match the skull that was discovered more than two months ago.

Van Gogh Days celebrates the sunflower

Calling all budding Van Goghs (and all creative people with their own unique artistic styles). A bright new entry is being added to the summertime event slate at one of the Northwest’s most popular destination farms.

Police arrest six in altercation at port

Hood River law enforcement officials came under attack when they attempted to break up a fight involving multiple subjects at the waterfront on Sunday.

Wednesday, August 13

Sports briefs

Sollman’s Eagle wins International

Obituaries - Aug. 9/Aug. 13

Donald Hilton

Letters Aug. 9/Aug. 13

Climb ‘claims’

Mosier artist gives wing to ‘living picture’ at Dove In

Mosier artist Daniel Dancer takes his trademark Art for the Sky concept to a higher level on Sunday when an expected crowd of up to 2,000 gathers for the Portland Dove In at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The crowd, wearing special T-shirts, will form a giant “living picture” of a peace dove carrying a rose on the park grounds.

Remembering Mrs. Yeck, and a beloved old school

A step back in time: Barrett School Reunion

A step back in time: Barrett School Reunion

Public is one of the many players in Port deal

Another Voice

Another Voice

Tuesday, August 12

Police score grant for car computers

Hood River City Police Officers have a new, high-tech weapon to use in their fight against crime.

district swim meet Youth swimmers impress in final summer meet

Oswald, Jones, Rawding lead determined HRV swim team

Oswald, Jones, Rawding lead determined HRV swim team

Pendleton, Shortt qualify for 2004 trials

Former HRV swimming standouts earn 2004 Olympic Trial bids at Nationals

Former HRV swimming standouts earn 2004 Olympic Trial bids at Nationals

Fun for Families

A summer tradition begins with a bang, more in store

A summer tradition begins with a bang, more in store

Walking activist for ‘the regular people’ speaks on Saturday

“We have a duty to look after each other. If we lose control of our government, then we lose our ability to dispense justice and human kindness. Our first priority today, then, is to defeat utterly those forces of greed and corruption that have come between us and our self-governance.” —Doris Haddock

Friday, August 8

Sports briefs

Founder’s Cup Golf Tourney Aug. 16

Surprise offer puts new twist on waterfront

Andy von Flotow offers to buy land and develop park

Andy von Flotow offers to buy land and develop park

Hood River girl vies for Miss Teen Portland

Erika Lily Castro of Hood River was recently selected to participate in the Nationals’ 2003 Miss Teen Portland pageant competition that will take place on Aug. 24. Castro learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition as Nationals, Inc. announced their selections on Monday afternoon. Castro submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by Patty Neidert, this year’s Portland Pageant Coordinator.

YCC digs in to help area forests

By SCOTT BECKER

HR Valley Christian Church hosts week of vacation bible school

By CANELA WOOD

Twilight golfers play off for Founder’s Cup entry

Two pairs of golfers teed off Thursday night at Indian Creek to decide who would represent the Twilight League in the fourth-annual Founder’s Cup on Aug. 16.

Tuesday, August 5

Obituaries - August 2

Arlen Lindsley

Letters - August 3

Chute for ‘Scotty’

HRV fall sports schedules for 2003

Football

Jernstedt completes National Science Camp

Michelle Jernstedt, a 2003 graduate of Hood River Valley High School from Parkdale, was one of two delegates selected to represent Oregon at the National Youth Science Camp.

Letters - August 6

No Aspen, Ore.

Preserve Hood River as a ‘World Class’ town

By PAT FRODEL

Letters - July 30

Keep parks free

School budget: The question of what to keep

The figure $5.05 billion sounds positively enormous compared to $150 million.

Sports briefs

Bergstrom takes 6th at Cape Kiawanda

Obituaries - August 6

Lee Shalhope

Case backlog floods county Circuit Court

The Hood River Circuit Court docket is crowded with a backlog of cases caused by a state funding deficit earlier this year.

Families in the Park to start Thursday

The 2003 Sprint Families in the Park series begins on Thursday featuring the music of the Swingline Cubs. The Cubs is the premier dance band in the Northwest and consists of eight members who perform a variety of music from the Big Band era, Calypso, Reggae and Rhythm and Blues. Lead singer Rupert Blaize is an established entertainer known for making everyone involved in the music.

Port takes solid step forward

"Like building a pyramid with the pointed end down.”

Sunday, August 3

Wildfire flashes through Heights lot Wednesday

The lesson that wildfires can also pose a threat to urban areas was brought home to some residents in the Heights on Wednesday.

More cuts expected at schools

Eight days of school or up to 11 teaching jobs could be eliminated under the proposed state School Fund Budget for 2003-04.

ONPA gives awards to Hood River News staff

The Hood River News won several awards in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association 2003 Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announced at the ONPA annual convention July 19 in Newport.

Port plans outlined at Thursday forum

The history of waterfront development in Hood River has been chronicled with controversy — but Port Director Dave Harlan contends there has been a happy ending to each chapter.

Soccer growth starts with Dynamos

Sports commentary

Sports commentary